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Types of Shock and Therapeutic Interventions

The four types of shock and therapeautic interventions discussed in detail.

Do you know the four types of shock and how to manage shock patients based on they type of shock they are in? If shock patients are not routine in your practice, this review will re-familiarize you with them and the therapeutic interventions recommended for treatment. What are the four types of shock? Shock is … Read more

Ventilator Management Basics: How to Set Ventilators and More

It’s important for providers of all levels to know how to set ventilator settings and other ventilator management basics. Scenerio: You are covering a very busy ER and your patient in respiratory failure you was just intubated.  The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) consults you on what ventilator settings you want the patient to be placed … Read more

Utilizing the ACS NSQIP risk calculator as an inform consent tool for patients undergoing surgery

How to use the ACS NSQIP Risk Calculator

When a patient is planning to undergo an operation, it is important that she/he has full understanding of what the proposed surgical intervention is along with the risk of surgery.  This is especially critical if the patient has a lot of comorbidities that may put him or her at higher risks of postoperative complications.  

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Fluid Administration

FLUID-ADMINISTRATION

Utilizing the 4 D’s to exercise fluid stewardship

“Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.” -Paracelsus, date unknown

For patients in septic shock or those that are dehydrated, administration of fluid is top priority to restore adequate intravascular volume, increasing cardiac output, augment oxygen delivery, and improving tissue oxygenation.   

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